7.8. ODPI-C Structure dpiData
This structure is used for passing data to and from the database in variables and for getting and setting object attributes and collection values. The data that is stored in the structure will remain valid for differing durations depending on the source of the data.
For data that is supplied by the application (for passing data into the database) the duration of the data is under the control of the application itself and the application should ensure that it remains valid for as long as any call that uses that data.
For data that is supplied by the database in a variable (either fetching data or binding data out) the data will remain valid as long as a reference to the variable is retained; the contents of the data may change however if a statement to which the variable is bound or defined is executed or fetched again.
For data that is acquired from an object attribute or a collection element the data will remain valid as long as a reference to the object is retained; the contents of the data may change however if the object is modified.
Specifies if the value refers to a null value (1) or not (0).